ablekuma gas explosion
ablekuma gas explosion

Retired Military Officer, Warrant Officer (WO) Kwakuru, is said to be in a state of extreme trauma following the death of his wife and three children in a gas explosion at Ablekuma, a suburb in the Greater Accra Region.

Disclosing this on Adom FMs morning show ‘Dwaso Nsem’ Tuesday, Frank Kwakuru, eldest son to WO Kwakuru, said his father is yet to come to terms with the incident that has claimed the lives of his wife and three children. 

 “No matter how strong you are trust me, in cases like these it becomes very difficult to control yourself. My father could not and still cannot control himself, some of his friends in the military have been to the house to support and encourage him,” he said.

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He added that his father has temporarily been restricted from using his cell phone.

“We don’t want him making and receiving calls about the incident, it will be too emotional for him and that could break him, we want him to recover quickly,” he noted.

Experience at the hospital

Frank Kwakuru recounted his experience at the hospital where his step mother and three siblings were admitted after the explosion.

According to him, family members present at the hospital were told by the doctors to be prepared for any eventuality as the burns sustained were very severe, till family members were later told of the demise of Kate Abban and her three children. 

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The nuclear family of the retired military man met their untimely deaths in the afternoon of Sunday, 5th January, 2020 after a gas cylinder exploded in a kitchen where the wife was cooking.

The wife, Kate Abban, a Police Inspector, had just been promoted to Chief Inspector and stationed at Techiman in the Bono Region.

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She and two of her children had traveled from Techiman, the Bono Regional Capital to visit her parents and her first born Emmanuel Adjei, a final year student of Ghana Telecom University.

Kate Abban aged 45, Emmanuel Adjei aged 21, Joyce aged 11, and her last born, Ebenezer aged 9, all perished in the explosion which occurred between the hours of 1:00pm and 2:00pm on Sunday.

Source: | Dorcas Abedu-Kennedy